Buy Side Market Update December 2020 & January 2021

Delta has summarised Buy Side changes at Franklin Templeton, Blackstone, Sloane Robinson and more for December 2020 and January 2021

Public - Global

Fund News

  • Stephen DOVER, Executive Vice President and Head of Equity at Franklin Templeton has been appointed Chief Market Strategist for the Franklin Templeton Investment Institute. Terence MURPHY, Chief Executive Officer of subsidiary ClearBridge Investments has been appointed Head of Equities in addition to his current role

People Moves

  • Sheila PATEL, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Chairman, London, is to step down from her role, and her position as a Member of the Management Committee, though will remain with the firm in an advisory capacity
  • Joe DOWLING, Brown University, Chairman, Investment Office, has joined Blackstone as Global Co-Head of Hedge Fund Solutions (BAAM), alongside John MCCORMICK
  • Mike PYLE, BlackRock, Global Chief Investment Strategist, has left to serve as Chief Economic Advisor to US Vice President Kamala HARRIS
  • Leland HART, Alcentra, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Liquid Credit, New York, has left
  • Paul SCHOFIELD, Allianz Global Investors, Portfolio Manager, Global Sustainable Equities, London, has joined NN Investment Partners as Head of Sustainable & Impact Equity
  • David CLOTT, Shawn MATO and Brendan RYAN have rejoined Aviva Investors in the multi-asset and macro team from Westwood Holdings, where they focused on global convertible bond strategies
  • Mark BRETT, Capital Group, Fund Manager, Global Fixed Income, has left
  • Benjamin SEGAL, Neuberger Berman, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equity, New York, is to leave
  • Adil RIZVI, TEB Invest, Head of Sales & Trading, Istanbul, has joined Kirkoswald Asset Management as a Trader, New York
  • Sebastian STASIAK, Mason Capital Management, Analyst, New York, has joined PointState Capital as a Software Analyst, New York

Public - Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • Emerging markets investment boutique Alquity has announced a strategic partnership with East Capital, which will take a 10% stake in the boutique, to utilise East Capital's distribution and fund infrastructure as it aims to grow assets under management to EUR 2.5 billion
  • Colm MCDONAGH, Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income, at Dublin-based Insight Investment, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, Europe, replacing Charles FARQUHARSON, who has stepped down from the role ahead of his retirement
  • Ed BUTCHART has joined Kepler Partners as Chief Investment Officer for Emerging Markets from Sloane Robinson following the decision to close down the firm at the end of 2020. Rohit AGARWAL, Patrick CHRISTIANSEN and Andreas VALANIDES have all also joined as Research Analysts for Emerging Markets from Sloane Robinson

People Moves

  • Robin KOLLANNUR, RVX Asset Management, Managing Partner, Equities & Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets, Miami, has left to join Rothschild as a Managing Director, International & Emerging Markets Equities
  • Carlos DE SOUSA, Oxford Economics, Lead Emerging Markets Economist, Zurich, has joined Vontobel Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager and Emerging Markets Debt Strategist in Zurich. Nuria JORBA ARIMANY, UBP, Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Credit Research, has also joined the Emerging Markets Debt team at Vontobel as a Research Analyst in Zurich, as have Cosmo ZHANG, Invesco Asset Management, and Pius Yang XUE, Dymon Asia, in Hong Kong
  • Shyam PARAMESWARAN, Barclays, Director, Emerging Markets FX Trading, Singapore, has joined Modular Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager, Singapore
  • Caglar SOMEK, TimesSquare Capital Management, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Small & Mid-Cap Emerging & Frontier Markets Equities, New York, has left

Public - Europe

Fund News

  • Natixis has agreed to sell back its majority stake in H2O Asset Management, which has circa EUR 20 billion in assets under management, to its management team
  • Raymond James Asset Management International is to rebrand as Gay-Lussac Gestion as part of the move to become independent from the US asset manager

People Moves

  • Euan MUNRO, Aviva Investors, Chief Executive Officer, London, is to join Newton Investment Management as Chief Executive Officer in June. Mark VERSEY, Chief Investment Officer, Real Assets, London, has been appointed as his successor
  • Tim RYAN, Generali, Group Chief Investment Officer & Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management, Milan is to leave
  • Charlie THOMAS, Jupiter Asset Management, Head of Environmental & Responsible Investment & Sustainability, London, is to join EdenTree Investment Management as Chief Investment Officer
  • Kamil ZABIELSKI, GIEK, Head of Sustainability, has joined Storebrand Asset Management as Head of Sustainable Investments, Oslo
  • Nathalie FLURY and Michael SCHROETER, Founding Partners of Viopas Partners, Zurich, have joined HSBC Global Asset Management as Co-Heads of Sustainable Healthcare Equities, reporting to Vis NAYAR, Chief Investment Officer, Europe & UK, London
  • Alvaro RUIZ-NAVAJAS, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Portfolio Manager, has joined La Banque Postale Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager, Thematic Equities, Paris
  • Quentin HOAREAU, Mandarine Gestion, Portfolio Manager, European Equities, Paris, has joined ELEVA Capital
  • Jean-Pierre DMIRDJIAN, formerly Stifel, Director, Equity Research Energy, Paris, has joined Mirova as an ESG Analyst, Energy, Paris
  • Abhi BOTHRA, Arena Investors, Associate, Tradeable Credit, London, has joined Barings as an Associate Director, European High Yield, London
  • Olga EVSTIGNEEVA, Finartis Capital, Associate, Private Equity, London, has joined Fulcrum Asset Management as an Equity Analyst, London

Private - Global

Fund News

  • Global asset manager Nuveen has agreed to acquire renewable energy investment firm Glennmont Partners, taking assets under management at its private real assets platform to over USD 150 billion

People Moves

  • Chantale PELLETIER, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Managing Director, Capital Solutions, Paris, is to join Schroders as Global Head of Infrastructure, Private Assets, reporting to Global Head of Private Assets Georg WUNDERLIN
  • Alexandra IVANOV, KKR, Associate, TMT Growth Equity, San Francisco, has joined Banneker Partners as a Senior Associate, San Francisco
  • Darian EHSANI, Golden Gate Capital, Associate, Private Equity, San Francisco, has joined Warburg Pincus as an Associate, Private Equity, New York

Private - Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • Darby Overseas Investments, the Emerging Markets-focused private investment subsidiary of Franklin Templeton, has spun off a number of funds in both Private Equity and Private Debt. Nicholas KABCENELL and Burak DALGIN have set up Structured Capital Partners to take over management of two Central and South Eastern Europe-focused Private Equity and Debt funds, while a team led by Richard FRANK Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, and Ignacio AICARDI, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, has set up Darby International to manage Private Debt investments in Latin America
  • CEE office investor Globalworth has announced that Ioannis PAPALEKAS has stepped down from his role as Group Chief Executive Officer, and Dimitris RAPTIS, Co- Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer being appointed in his place
  • Mirza BEG, Waha Capital, Head of Private Debt, Abu Dhabi, and Rashid SIDDIQI, Waha Capital, Managing Director, Private Debt, Abu Dhabi, have founded Ruya Partners, an independent private credit firm focusing on developing markets out of Abu Dhabi

People Moves

  • Sachin BHANOT, B Capital, Principal, Singapore, has joined Prosus Ventures as Head of Investments, South East Asia, Singapore
  • Hannah SUBAYI KAMUANGA, South Suez Capital, Principal, African Private Equity Fund of Funds, has joined Proparco as Country Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Principal, Head of Central Africa Equity Investments, Kinshasa
  • Grigory NAUKHATSKIY, Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Investment Manager, Private Equity, Moscow, has joined Rusnano as a Managing Director, Moscow
  • Nnema BYRD, STANLIB, Portfolio Manager, Africa Real Estate Private Equity, Johannesburg, has left to join the US International Development Finance Corporation as a Director, Real Estate Project Finance, Washington
  • Anjana MANJUNATH, Houlihan Lokey, Associate, Financial Restructuring & Special Situations, Dubai, has joined Avenue Capital Group as a Vice President, Private Credit, Abu Dhabi
  • Meghana DUGGIRALA, Zarou, Assistant Vice President, London, has joined Lion’s Head Global Partners as an Investment Officer, Facility for Energy Inclusion, London
  • Ryan YE, Blackstone, Senior Associate, Real Estate Private Equity, Hong Kong, has joined Hillhouse Capital Management as a Vice President, Hong Kong
  • Brian Ngcebo MASONDO, Standard Bank, Senior Manager, M&A, Johannesburg, has joined Naspers Foundry as an Investment Associate, Johannesburg
  • Paris DARDAVILLAS, Resolute Asset Management, Associate, Athens, has joined Brook Lane Capital as a Senior Associate, Athens
  • Kerem KADER, Koc Holdings, Corporate Finance Manager, Istanbul, has joined Franklin Templeton as an Associate, Private Equity, Istanbul
  • Olivia XU, XJ Capital, Associate, Private Equity, Hong Kong, has joined HarbourVest Partners as an Investment Associate, Hong Kong
  • Aum THACKER, ThirdWay Africa, Analyst, Maputo, has joined TLG Capital as an Investment Professional, London
  • Noof AL SABE, formerly Samena Capital, Senior Analyst, Investor Relations, has joined Gulf Capital as a Private Equity Analyst, Abu Dhabi

Private - Europe

Fund News

  • Nikolaus BETHLEN, Montagu Private Equity, Director, Frankfurt, and Daniel CSANAD, Mid Europa Partners, Principal, Munich, have founded Comitis Capital to invest in mid-sized companies in the DACH region
  • Fidelity International has established a new Private Credit division by hiring a team from AnaCap-owned bank MeDirect. Michael CURTIS, Chief Investment Officer, London, is to join as Head of Private Credit Strategies, alongside a Credit Portfolio Manaer, CLO Structurer, 6 Credit Analysts and a Head of Operations

People Moves

  • Kirill ZAVODOV, Goldman Sachs, Managing Director, London, has joined PIMCO as Co-Head of EMEA Commercial Real Estate, London
  • Inna ZHURANSKAYA, Yoo, Chief Investment Officer, London, has joined Rock Invest Capital as Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Frankfurt
  • Stefano ZAVATTARO, Heba Advisors, Managing Director, Milan, has joined CAPZA as a Partner and Head of Italy in Milan, and Frederic CHICHE, 3i Group, Director, Private Equity, Paris, has joined CAPZA, as a Partner and Co-Head of the Expansion platform in Paris
  • Giuseppe FRANZE, Hg, Principal, London, has joined Gilde Buy Out Partners as Head of Italy, Milan
  • Sean MAGUIRE, Statkraft, Vice President, Commercial, European Wind & Solar, London, has joined Impax Asset Management as a Managing Director, Private Equity & Infrastructure, London
  • Kristof VASHEGYI, formerly JP Morgan, Executive Director, Investment Banking, London, has joined CAM Alternatives as a Director
  • Rachel ZAGAJEWSKI, Park Square Capital, Vice President, Subordinated Capital Investments, London, has joined HPS Investment Partners as an Executive Director, London
  • Laura REPKO, Beechbrook Capital, Associate Director, London, has joined Permira Debt Managers as an Associate Director, London
  • Georgios TZIMAS, RBS, Associate, Infrastructure & Project Financing, London, has joined Generali Global Infrastructure as a Vice President, Infrastructure Debt & Equity Investments, Paris
  • Polina KYRIUSHKO, Avast, Associate, M&A, London, has joined Hg as an Investment Professional, London
  • Vladimir YOUDINE, Credit Suisse, Associate, Investment Banking, Financial Sponsors, London, has joined Copper Street Capital as an Investment Associate, London
  • Linnea BOESTAD, Eight Roads, Principal Investments, London, has joined G Square Healthcare Private Equity as an Associate, London
  • Anthony TUYEN, Evercore, Associate, Investment Banking, London, has joined DWS Group as an Associate, Infrastructure Private Equity, London
  • Capucine ROUBI, IK Investment Partners, Associate, Hamburg, has joined Rothschild as an Investment Associate, Five Arrows Principal Investments, Paris
  • Suki NAHL, JP Morgan, Associate, Investment Banking, London, has joined EQT Growth as an Associate, London
  • Chirag MODI, Lazard, Associate, Investment Banking, TMT, London, has joined Lakestar as an Investment Associate, Venture Capital, London
  • Vivek GUPTA, Lazard, Associate, Investment Banking, TMT, London, has joined Providence Equity Partners as an Associate, London
  • Ramy MATAR, Morgan Stanley, Associate, Investment Banking, Technology, London, has joined Apax Partners as an Investment Professional, London
  • Ojas AGARWAL, Morgan Stanley, Associate, Leveraged Finance, London, has joined H.I.G. Capital as a Senior Associate in the Whitehorse Direct Lenging platform, London
  • Philipp SCHLEUNING, Rothschild, Associate, Investment Banking, Consumer, Retail & Leisure, London, has joined H.I.G. Capital as an Investment Associate, Hamburg
  • Chamika GAJANAYAKA, Rothschild, Associate, Investment Banking, Consumer, Retail & Leisure, London, has joined PAI Partners as an Investment Officer, London
  • Sorena AMINI, Citi, Analyst, Investment Banking, TMT, London, has joined Fidelio Capital as an Investment Manager, Stockholm
  • Mohamed NAIT M’BARK, Colony Capital, Investment Analyst, Distressed Credit & Special Situations, London/Paris, has joined Blackstone as an Associate, London
  • Kenia POPKIN, Credit Suisse, Analyst,Leveraged Finance, London, has joined Apeiron Investment Group as an Investment Associate, London
  • Misha SAIF, JP Morgan, Analyst, Leveraged Finance, London, has joined Arcmont Asset Management as an Investment Analyst, London
  • Neli MIHOVA, formerly Morgan Stanley, Analyst, Global Capital Markets, New York, has joined Clarion Partners Europe as an Investment Analyst, Real Estate, London

SWFs & Pension Funds

Fund News

  • Swedish Pension Fund AP3 has appointed Maria BJORKLUND as Head of Alternative Investments, succeeding Bengt HELLSTROM in the role

People Moves

  • Omar SYED, formerly The Abraaj Group, Partner, Turkey & Central Asia, has joined Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company as Chief Investment Officer
  • Abdulaziz ALEYONI, HSBC, Associate Director, Investment Banking, Riyadh, has joined Sanabil Investments’ Direct Investments team in Riyadh
  • Bart KUTYLA, JP Morgan, Associate, Investment Banking, TMT, London has joined the Qatar Investment Authority as an Investment Associate, TMT, Doha
  • William LU, Morgan Stanley, Associate, Investment Banking, General Industries Group, Hong Kong, and Raghav PILLAY, Goldman Sachs, Associate, Investment Banking, Mumbai, have joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as Private Equity Associates in Abu Dhabi

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